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If you’re not planning a trip down to D.C. for the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington, you can catch plenty of live coverage of it on TV this weekend. If it’s not in your plans, of course, there are other options as well. Fantasia, Anthony Hamilton and Frankie Beverly and Maze continue their nationwide tours, and NFL pre-season football is in full swing. Oprah talks to Tina Turner this weekend and the MTV Music Video Awards turns 30 with a live show from The Staples Center in L.A. Here’s more of what’s in store this weekend.


All Times Eastern

Friday, August 23

“NFL Football: Seattle Seahawks at Green Bay Packers”

CBS, 8 p.m.

NFL preseason rolls along with this meeting between two NFC contenders

“The Best Man”

BET, 7:30 p.m.

In case you needed to see the original again in advance of the sequel due this fall

“We Were There: The March on Washington – An Oral History”

CNN, 10 p.m.

Don Lemon hosts a look at the original March with some of those who participated

Saturday,  August 24

“March on Washington – 50th Anniversary”

BET, 11 a.m.

Live coverage of the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington with Ed Gordon

NFL Football: St. Louis Rams at Denver Broncos

CBS, 8 p.m.

NFL preseason heats up

Iyanla: Fix My Life

OWN, 9 p.m.

A suburban family is in denial about their children’s issues

First Look: Iyanla Meets a Family in Denial

It’s the last new episode of Iyanla: Fix My Life of the summer. This Saturday, Iyanla confronts a family in complete denial over their daughter’s forbidden engagement and son’s unaccepted reality. Can Iyanla bust through this family’s facade? Tune in Saturday, August 24, at 9/8c on OWN.

Sunday, August 25

NFL Football: Vikings at 49’ers

NBC, 8 p.m.

Are you ready for some NFL; it’s here

2013 MTV Music Video Awards

9 p.m., MTV

Lady Gaga and Drake perform live from the Staples Center at the 30th annual music awards show

“Oprah’s Next Chapter: Tina Turner”

OWN, 9 p.m.

Oprah talks to the legendary music icon

First Look: Tina Turner on Oprah’s Next Chapter

Oprah heads to the south of France for an intimate conversation with rock ‘n’ roll legend Tina Turner. In the only television interview following the iconic singer’s recent wedding, Tina talks love, retirement and her private life in Switzerland. Tune in Sunday, August 25, at 9/8c.


“A Family Affair” by ReShonda Tate Billingsley

Olivia must integrate a father she never even knew into her life


“You’re Next”

Sharni Vinson, Nicolas Tucci

Clever horror movie with a humorous twist


“Drinking Buddies”

Friends who work at a brewery cross the line despite being in relationships

Olivia Wilde, Anna Kendrick, Ron Livingston

R (also available on demand)


Friday, August 23


Corey Holcomb

Wilbur Theater

7:30 p.m.


Gladys Knight and the O’Jays – Family Reunion Tour

New Jersey Performing Arts Center

8 p.m.


Kevin Hart and Friends Comedy All-Stars

Caesars Atlantic City

11 p.m.


Anthony Hamilton

Thalia Mara Hall

7:30 p.m.


Fantasia and Avant

Von Braun Center Concert Hall

8:30 p.m.

Saturday, August 24


Keyshia Cole

Chene Park

8 p.m.


Trey Songz

House of Blues Atlantic City

8 p.m.


Bounce TV Summer Music Festival With Maze f/ Frankie Beverly and the Isley Brothers

6:30 p.m.

Sunday, August 25


Fantasia w/ Lyfe Jennings

BJCC Concert Hall

7 p.m.

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